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Air Force is Reviewing Rule that Bars Proselytizing by Superiors

posted on May 21, 2014

Jonathan Landay reports in The Fresno Bee that the frequent criticism that the Air Force suppresses religious freedom has found a new target: a rule applying to service commanders that prohibits “the actual or apparent use of their positions to promote their religious convictions to their subordinates.” Both sides of the debate draw upon Constitutional protection of religious freedom, arguing, respectively, that leaders and personnel both have the right to express their faiths without fear of reprimand. A commander asking personnel to attend “a devotional or weekly Bible study” is no big deal, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council says. “It’s like asking someone to come play dominoes.”

Read at The Fresno Bee